Are you a benefits-eligible employee under age 29? Have you been working at CC for at least a year? Did you know that you can make an election to participate in CC’s retirement plan and receive a 10% of pay retirement contribution from CC?
CC’s 403(b) retirement plan is mandatory for benefits-eligible employees who
are 29 years of age, with 1 year of service during which they worked at least
1000 hours. Participants in the mandatory portion of the plan are required to
contribute 5% of their pay to the plan and the college contributes 10% of their
pay to the plan.
You can make an irrevocable election PRIOR TO AGE 29 to contribute 5% of your pay once you meet the eligibility requirements and that entitles you to receive the 10% CC contribution. If you are eligible, consider making that irrevocable election now so you don’t leave 10% of your pay on the table!
If you are interested in signing up, contact Gina Lujan (elujan@coloradocollege.edu / 719-389-6104) or Laurie Mozingo
(lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu / 719-389-6422) for the appropriate form!

Posted by elujan@coloradocollege.edu for the August 31, 2018 digest.

Membership in the CC Choir is open for Fall, 2018!. Faculty, students, staff, and members of the community are all welcome. THERE IS NO AUDITION! Rehearsals are Mondays 4:00-5:30 in the Cornerstone Arts Center Flex Room. FIRST REHEARSAL was August 27. This 70-90 voice concert choir presents major concerts with orchestra, in Shove Chapel. To join, purchase the music in the bookstore and attend a rehearsal in block 1. This choir is offered Fall semester ONLY. Questions? Email Deborah Teske dteske@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by lgregory@coloradocollege.edu for the August 31, 2018 digest.

If you are interested in learning more about refugee resettlement support, cultural welcoming and mentoring teams, and efforts around sanctuary and our undocumented neighbors in the Springs, come join the CC Refugee Alliance! This club is open to students, staff, and faculty.




We’ll be meeting the second Tuesday of every block this year at lunch in Sacred Grounds, in the basement of Shove Chapel. Our kickoff meeting is next Tuesday, Sept 4, and lunch will be provided (Pita Pit). This meeting will update folks on current refugee resettlement numbers, the results of the recent Colorado Economic Impact survey completed on refugees (what they cost & contribute back), as well as all the opportunities to get involved this year. Please join us!




If you’d like to be kept up-to-date this year with the CC Refugee Alliance, please add your info to this Google doc, accessible with any Gmail/Google account. Email me (Heather Powell Browne) with any questions!

Posted by hpb@coloradocollege.edu for the August 31, 2018 digest.

The Bemis School of Art’s Fall 2018 classes are posted and open for registration to CC faculty, staff, & students. This semester we are offering 20% off tuition for all CC staff and faculty- just come in to the Bemis School of Art (818 Pelham Place) to register and show us your Gold Card!

Our catalog boasts over 100 classes in a wide variety of mediums ranging from charcoal drawing, oil painting, encaustic, glassblowing, bead weaving, woodturning, wheel throwing, mosaic, photography and much more. Courses for youth and adults are available.

Check out all of our classes at www.coloradocollege.edu/fac/bemis

Posted by jmuth@coloradocollege.edu for the August 30, 2018 digest.

Join us for Faculty Lunch #1 featuring Natanya Pulley
September 11, 2018
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

“The Unmaking of Tiger Lily: A Creative Work”

Tiger Lily, proudly erect, a princess in her own right . is the most beautiful of dusky Dianas and the belle of the Piccaninnies, coquettish, cold and amorous by turns; there is not a brave who would not have the wayward thing to wife, but she staves off the altar with a hatchet. (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan and Wendy).

In this series of short fiction pieces, Tiger Lily begins questioning her name (or misnaming) and the very descriptions that call her into being. In doing so, she must navigate what it means to embody the desires, fascinations, and fears of Neverland’s inhabitants and guests-including that of the author and reader. Through her interactions with the novel’s characters, her account of her village and tribe’s simulated performances, and her nightly wanderings and daydreams, it’s possible the “never” of Neverland doesn’t mean never growing up, but for her, never truly existing in the first place.

Doors open – 11:45am
Talk begins – 12:15pm
Event concludes – 1:15pm

Click here to register: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2FFaculty-Lunch-1&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C19919b6decbd4da5dfe108d60df460e7%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de0…

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the August 30, 2018 digest.

Thursday, August 30 – Richard F. Celeste Theatre in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center beginning at 7:00pm.
Join the Political Science Department in welcoming to Colorado College the
W.P. Carey Lecture featuring Joseph E. Stiglitz, an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president’s) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university’s highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz’s work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy and The Great Divide.

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the August 30, 2018 digest.

Got Rave?
With YOUR safety at the top of our mind, Colorado College Campus Safety is launching Guardian, a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device and campus resource center.

By downloading the app on your mobile phone, you’ll have access to safety features that directly connect you to campus safety (or 9-1-1 if off-campus) in an emergency situation, as well as the ability to submit anonymous tips should you see something
suspicious.

You can invite friends and family to join your network as your “Guardians.” You can then request one or more of your Guardians to virtually walk with you on or off campus. It’s like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.

The Rave Guardian app features campus resources you need most, including a campus call directory with CC contact information as well as a campus content hub.

On behalf of Colorado College Campus Safety, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends by downloading the free app. Simply search “Rave Guardian” in the app store on your mobile device.
The app and additional information is available on the Colorado College Campus Safety webpage under emergency preparedness. www.coloradocollege.edu/dotAsset/f599cbc5-ec8d-4e2f-a0c4-71294ce0183a.pdf

Everyone signed up for Rave Guardian will be entered for a drawing to win a $100 ITunes Gift Card.

Posted by campussafety@coloradocollege.edu for the August 30, 2018 digest.

Our onsite chair massage program resumes Wednesday, September 5, 2018. A massage therapist will be on campus most Wednesdays. Employees may book massages in increments of 15 minutes ($1/minute).

If you want to try a chair massage, follow these easy steps to sign-up:

1. Copy and paste this link into your browser: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.schedulicity.com%2Fscheduling%2FBITYMF&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C555d93d586ff49d0117808d60db7356a%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08…
2. Select the “Schedule Now” button on the right
3. Select the service you want at bottom, for example “15 Minute Massage”
4. Choose your facility location on the right (Colorado College)
5. Select the date on the calendar that you would like to schedule
6. Select the time that you would like to schedule
7. Follow a few simple registration steps to create your profile
8. Click the orange “Book It” button
9. You will receive a confirmation email and reminder about your
appointment

The cost is $1/minute (15 minute minimum). The massage therapists will take
payment day of massage and they take cash/check/credit cards.

If you book a massage, it will be in the Worner Building, Room #215.

Please note that this is provided as a convenience for employees and massage time is not paid work time.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the August 30, 2018 digest.